Remembrance Day is a memorial day which has been observed in Commonwealth countries since the end of the First World War to remember the members of the armed forces who died in the line of duty.
The day is observed on 11 November in most countries to recall the end of hostilities of World War I on that day in 1918. Hostilities formally ended at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month. This year’s Remembrance Day marks 100 years since the end of the First World War.
Remembrance Sunday, which falls on 11 November this year, is a day for the nation to remember and honour those who have sacrificed themselves to secure and protect our freedom.
Remembrance Services in Nairobi
0800 hrs: Askari Memorial in CBD which is normally attended by the Defence Advisor.
1025 hrs: N’Gong Road cemetery which is normally attended by representatives from the British High Commission, which can include the High Commissioner and the Defence Advisor.
Remembrance Service outside Nairobi
Outside of Nairobi there will be a service commencing at 1015 hrs at the Nanyuki War Cemetery.
With thanks to the UK High Commission for supplying the information on Remembrance Services which are suitable for expats to attend.